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Mall goers drummed to better health Saturday

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast highlighted its Drums Alive program Saturday at the Mall at Turtle Creek.

The new program takes a unique and fun approach to help get people get fit.

Participants use exercise stability balls, pool noodles, and other items to drum to the chosen music.

The group's Instructor and Registered Nurse Samantha Hollis said there is only one other program like this in Northeast Arkansas.  

"It has all of the normal exercise benefits,” Hollis said. “So, it increases your mood, stress relief, lowers high blood pressure, lowers your blood sugar, all of the typical things you would see with exercise."

Many people participated in Saturday’s event by drumming to better health.

Hollis said it caught the eyes of several people passing by, which is what the Center on Aging wants to see.

“This is a really, really fun and unique program, most of the time people that are walking by are like what are they doing, and so, it's really, really fun if we can ever just get people involved,” Hollis said.

Anyone who would like more information on Drums Alive can call the UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast at 870-207-7595.

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